Carpe diem. What’s the point? It sounds like good advice; life is short, make the most of it. But does it really matter if you do or don’t? An astronaut falls from his spaceship. Will he find the answer before he hits the earth? Will it matter if he does?
The core philosophy in this little diorama is an unresolved tug of war between meaning, which can be found in the moments of life, and the meaningless, into which everything is ultimately rendered by death.
|Place of Publication||Oakland, CA|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress, Etching|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Diorama storybook. Cut and assembled by hand with acetate window. Every piece was carefully printed, cut, and assembled by hand.|
|Medium/ Materials||The printing is a blend of etching and letterpress. The outer “skin” of the box was printed from hand wiped plates on an etching press. The text and drawings within the diorama box were printed on a letterpress. The river was painted with water color.|
|Number of Pages||Single page with diorama.|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3.25 x 3.25 x 1 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|